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  • Besides the works, properly so called, there is a considerable amount of traditional matter - anecdotes, sayings, sermons - preserved in the biographies and in the Fioretti; 1 a great deal of this matter is no doubt substantially authentic, but it is not possible to subject it to any critical sifting.
  • His style is clear, direct and remarkably free from cumbrous Latin constructions; he employed, whenever he could, the pithy and homely sayings of the peasants, and is not reluctant to point his moral with a rough humour.
  • 9); in the rabbinic literature "the fathers" are the more eminent of the earlier rabbis whose sayings were handed down for the guidance of posterity.
  • How well their teaching served his purpose is shown by the sayings of two rabbis who, if not identical with these Pharisees, belong to their period and their party.
  • He was a man of great originality, and numerous stories were told of his striking sayings and eccentric conduct.

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